On behalf of the USD 330 Mission Valley Board of Education, our staff, and myself, I want to welcome everyone to the start of the 2018‐2019 school year. I also would like to extend a welcome to all new families, students, and staff who are joining the VIKING family. For over 40 years, the USD 330 Mission Valley has been the educational home to students in our communities. As superintendent, I am honored to be part of a District that has a Board of Education devoted to continued growth and success, communities with strong core beliefs about education, a staff of devoted professionals, and students who continue to represent Mission Valley with the highest standards. 

I look forward to a continued productive partnership with you to ensure that our students are provided with the tools and resources needed to continue to achieve their greatest potential. The successes that are experienced is the direct result of a strong partnership between all stakeholders: communities, patrons, parents and the school. We must continue to forge a bond and work together to ensure that USD 330 Mission Valley provides students the best education possible to be successful. This success needs to occur not only in the classroom, but also socially, emotionally, and in their extra‐curricular activities. We must continue working to ensure that their success extends past high school graduation and into their post‐secondary training and careers. Our goal must continue to be that every Mission Valley graduate is College or Career Ready. 

With the new school year will come new experiences, opportunities, ideas, etc…. The Kansas State Department of Education continues to focus on their vision, Kansas Leads the World in the Success of each Student….“Kansans Can”. As part of this vision, Mission Valley recently successfully completed Year 1 of the Kansas Education System Accreditation (KESA) process and has started on the requirements for Year 2. To address the Kansans Can Vision, KESA, and the Mission Valley Strategic Plan, will continue to focus on Kindergarten readiness skills, Individual Plans of Study (IPS) for all students, increasing high school graduation rates, strengthening social and emotional skills in students, and improving postsecondary completion rates. 

USD 330 Mission Valley will continue developing and implementing plans and strategies to address these issues. Mission Valley is moving forward by expanding opportunities for students, purchasing new textbooks for students, updating technology, and infrastructure, completing site improvements, etc. By aligning goals, developing plans, and keeping communications open we will continue to move forward and provide the best education for our children. Students will be able to again enroll electronically this year either at home or at the school. Fee payments will need to be made at the school this year, however, meal  & milk payments can be made online. Parents of new students will be required to submit all required forms before the first day of school. On behalf of USD 330 Mission Valley, please accept my sincere appreciation for your continued support of our schools and our students. I look forward to continuing to work with you as your superintendent. 

Yours in Education,

Bill Clark, Superintendent/Director of Special Services